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The Ambivalent Nature of Ethnic Segregation in France's Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods


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  • Jean-Louis

    (Unite de recherche Mobilites, Territoires, Habitat et Sociabilite, INED, 133 boulevard Davout, 75020 Paris, France)

  • Pan Ke Shon
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    To achieve a better understanding of life conditions in the suburbs (banlieues) that erupted in the 2005 riots, segregation in France is here evaluated for the first time. The apparent reduction in class segregation between two most recent full censuses and the contrary rise in ethnic segregation are shown. Using longitudinal data and observing the residential mobility of residents in the 'sensitive neighbourhoods', it is shown that: most who move out are upwardly mobile; Africans find it harder to move out and are three times more likely to move into the least-advantaged neighbourhoods; the more the neighbourhood is disadvantaged, the more its residents move into another equally disadvantaged neighbourhood.

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    Article provided by Urban Studies Journal Limited in its journal Urban Studies.

    Volume (Year): 47 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 8 (July)
    Pages: 1603-1623

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    Handle: RePEc:sae:urbstu:v:47:y:2010:i:8:p:1603-1623

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    1. Jean-Louis Pan Ké Shon & Claire Scodellaro, 2011. "Discrimination au logement et ségrégation ethno-raciale en France," Working Papers 171, Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED).


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